I was privileged to be invited by the International Business Women’s Group to participate in the event they organized for International Women’s day on March 2, 2016 at the Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi. I was asked to present 2 paintings to be given to the 2 VIP guest speakers, H.E. Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council and Ms Zainab Salbi, famous Iraqi author, women’s rights activist and TV host of the talk show Nidaa, who has also appeared on Oprah.

I presented them with 2 pieces of my series which was inspire by the refugee crisis (Seeking Asylum I and II).

Dr Amal said she really loved the painting and she is proud to hang it in the federal national council building. I really hope she does and I am thrilled by this opportunity!!


That’s my name on the screen as silver sponsor (yay!) and the 2 paintings on the left.



H.E. Dr Amal Al Qubaisi being presented with the painting Seeking Asylum II


Photo opportunity with Dr. Amal


Ms.Zainab Salbi being presented with the painting Seeking Asylum I


Photo with Ms Salbi who has worked in war-torn countries all over the world